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Crocheting in Rounds: free download

Crochet in the Round - free patterns for basic shapes from Shiny Happy World

I love crocheting in the round! It’s easy to crochet circles… but also squares! I’ve put together this easy reference guide to get you started crocheting circles, squares and granny squares:

Download the pdf version of the guide by clicking here.
What can you actually do with these patterns? Lots! Here are a few ideas:

  • Crochet a hat. Make a circle, and continue increasing until the circumference of the circle is about the circumference of your head. Work plain rounds until it’s long enough to be a hat!
  • Crochet an awesome rainbow rug. Pick a super-bulky yarn (or fabric strips) in bright colors. Crochet a circle, changing colors every few rounds. Continue until it’s the size you want!
  • Crochet a washcloth. Pick a cotton yarn. Crochet a square, and keep going until it’s a handy washcloth size.
  • Make a pillow. Use either the square or granny square patterns to make 2 equal-sized squares. Stick a pillow insert between the two squares, sew up around the edges- and you have a great pillow!
  • Crochet an afghan. Work the granny square pattern until it’s the size you like for a blanket.

These are just a couple of ideas… the possibilities are endless!


  1. Ooh, thank you! Bookmarking this for future reference 🙂

    • ah! Thanks for catching that! I’ll fix it now!

  2. leigh SAYS...

    Great tutorials. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Marthucia Lombard SAYS...


  4. Seth Morris SAYS...

    Great reference (as are all of them). I’m confused about reading the stitch count on round 2 of the square pattern. It reads “[Sc 1, sc 3 in the next st] x4. (12)” At a naive read, this looks like 16 stitches to me, not 12. Is one of the sc in the repeated block not counted for the stitch count?

    Side note: Saying “round” two of the “square” pattern makes me dizzy 🙂


    • Goodness! Looks like you’re right! eep!
      Thanks for catching that 🙂

  5. Pattyb SAYS...

    Thanks Stacey for these instructions. Great reminder that great designs often begin with these simple steps.